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Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion versus Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner .

Last updated on March 05, 2024. Published on October 12, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both vegan, cruelty-free, and reef safe . They have a total of 5 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for dry skin and brightening skin

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

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Emulsion South Korean Brand South Korea
Toner South Korean Brand South Korea

Emulsion

A lighter version of moisturizer, usually with a gel-consistency.

Toner

Toners are used as a β€œlast-step” cleanser, a pH balancer, add moisture to the skin, or may help in reducing impurities on the skin. They have a liquid consistency and are usually used after cleansers but before treatments.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

At a glance

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Benefits

Hydrating
Brightening

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Redness Reducing (4)
Reduces Irritation (4)
Brightening
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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 1.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner contains this as ingredient number 2.

2
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 2.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner contains this as ingredient number 9.

3
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 3.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner contains this as ingredient number 4.

4
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.

In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.

Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 5.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner contains this as ingredient number 3.

5
What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

It is a chelating agent, meaning it neutralizes metal ions that may be found in a product.

Disodium EDTA is a salt of edetic acid and is found to be safe in cosmetic ingredients.

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion contains this as ingredient number 11.

Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner contains this as ingredient number 21.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

33% are loved or liked
33% have mixed ratings
25% are disliked or very disliked
8% have no rating yet
67% are loved or liked
14% have mixed ratings
10% are disliked or very disliked
10% have no rating yet

Usage

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Reviews

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Holika Holika Less On Skin Emulsion 12 ingredients

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Anua Heartleaf 77% Soothing Toner 21 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 70 reviews
laila.21's Avatar'
Jan 2, 2024

Did not live up with the hype I've seen all over TikTok.
I wanted to love it as I heard great things about it for acne prone skin, but it literally did nothing to me even when i used it for four months (2 bottles).
Once I stopped using...

Did not live up with the hype I've seen all over TikTok.
I wanted to love it as I heard great things about it for acne prone skin, but it literally did nothing to me even when i used it for four months (2 bottles).
Once I stopped using it, my skin became better.

Drying
No Scent
Doesn't Work
Lapaki's Avatar'
Feb 11, 2024

Very good at targeting redness and irritations. Whenever my skin feels irritated, either from treatments or using products with Tretinoin and Hydroquinone, or is experiencing Rosacea flare-ups, applying one or more layers of this toner...

Very good at targeting redness and irritations. Whenever my skin feels irritated, either from treatments or using products with Tretinoin and Hydroquinone, or is experiencing Rosacea flare-ups, applying one or more layers of this toner noticeably reduces redness - sometimes it even disappears completely, depending on the severity.

I usually am cautios with hyped products, they tend to set you up for disappointment with too high expectations. That's a real possibility here, given all the buzz. Yet, I would say it works for calming and soothing skin or for people with sensitive skin (if you're not sensitive to one of its ingredients). Moreover, it ticks all the boxes for being cruelty-free, vegan, etc., which is a huge plus.

If your skin is generally trouble-free, it will not be a game-changer. For those looking for extra hydration, layering this toner or trying Anua's Birch Moisture Boosting Toner could be an option. Given its specific use for me, I probably won't buy a regular-sized bottle anymore but will keep a small one on hand in case my skin acts up. I'm rating it 5 stars because it lives up to its promise of soothing my sensitive skin effectively.

Light
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
AnnaSkin's Avatar'
Mar 21, 2024

Took some time for my skin to get used to it, I thought at first that It broke me out, but I kept using it and it is amazing, my skin feels hydrated and plumped, scars are fading

Took some time for my skin to get used to it, I thought at first that It broke me out, but I kept using it and it is amazing, my skin feels hydrated and plumped, scars are fading

Hydrating
Absorbs Well
Works Well

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